Care and Maintenance for Frameless Shower Screens Shower Screen and wall cladding panels should be kept clean (at least weekly) to remove soap stains. If left uncleaned, can etch, marking the glass permanently, and possibly voiding the warranty. We recommend the use of our protectant system. Putting a transparent protective layer on the glass surface this stops soap scum and mineral deposits adhering. A plastic squeegee is useful in removing excess water. This reduces build-up of soap scum and mineral deposit residue. Any reputable brand of shower cleaner can be used following the instructions on the packaging. Under no circumstances should steel wool or similar be used to remove soap scum or mineral deposits. Check hinge and clamp fittings at least once every six months to ensure screws have not become loose, and that the hinges operate smoothly. It is recommended to apply a couple of drops of oil to the pivot pin on metal hinges every twelve months. Regularly check that there is adequate clearance between all edges and that buffers and stops are intact. To clean hardware such as hinges and joint connectors use a mild detergent and warm water solution to wipe clean. Then rinse with clean warm water. Under no circumstances use solvent or harsh detergents, bleach or any other abrasive cleaner. Failure to do so will void the guarantee. Colour Back Glass, Splashbacks, Balustrades and Mirrors Before cleaning wash away any build-up of fatty or greasy deposits using a soft sponge and warm soapy water. Many cleaners will only smear such deposits over the surface of the glass. To clean, use a reputable brand of cleaner, following the cleaning instructions on the product. Always use a soft lint free cloth for best results. Alternatively, add a few drops of methylated spirits to a clean, nonabrasive damp cloth then wipe the glass or mirror. Buff with a clean lint free cloth for a streak free finish. Moisture, and particularly liquid chemical cleaners, should be kept away from the back and edges of mirrors and colour back products. If unavoidable ensure that you dry any residue immediately. Eucalyptus oil, allowed to penetrate, will assist the removal of adhesive labels. Diamond rings should not be worn when cleaning glass or mirrors. Toughened safety glass although hard wearing is still susceptible to this manner of scratching. A single edge safety blade can be used with extreme care to remove stubborn spillages from glass. Use at an acute angle to the glass in a single motion. Do not draw back over the glass.